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Ankylosing Spondylitis and Your Mental Health

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Woman in pain looking down at her coffee cup.
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Man with back pain leaning against a wall.
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Ankylosing spondylitis demographics changing


Physical therapist helping a young woman stretch her painful back.
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Move it and use it


Woman with back pain and depression.
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Depression pairs with AS


A woman fills syringe with a biologic medicine as she prepares to give herself an injection.
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Think how you feel


Woman struggling to sleep with back pain.
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Stats show mental health relationship


Stressed man.
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Beware self-harm tendencies


Woman eating a healthy meal.
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Early diagnosis is the goal


Woman getting an MRI.
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You may need several tests


Doctor talking to a young man in pain.
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Early identification not so easy


Health care team.
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Mental problems don't help pain


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